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Old 04-02-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Help please!

We also have a bedtime routine. We transitioned dd to her crib (from our bed) at 14 mos. She's 17 mos now and wakes up maybe 1 time a night every 3rd day or so, and even then, rarely needs actual attention. What I did during the transition was every time she got up, went to her room and laid her back down in her crib and told her she was ok, it's time to sleep, not time to play. Invariably, in the beginning she stood right back up. I laid her right back down. Yes, this went on for up to an hour some nights, but, the transition is over and dare I say, SUCCESSFUL!!! It took about 1 month total for us as we have a very determined dd. But mommy was more determined! So, now, she may cry/whimper for up to 5 minutes, and can settle herself back down. Most nights, I don't even hear her; dh tells me she fussed for a bit.

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